• August 21, 2022
    1-Node ClickHouse in Production

    In this guide I'll show you how to deploy a production-ready ClickHouse instance on EC2, including backups and basic monitoring.

  • January 20, 2022
    Panelbear is joining forces with Cronitor!

    This is the story of how we got to know each other and how we ended up merging our bootstrapped companies.

  • May 19, 2021
    Building a bare-metal Kubernetes cluster on Raspberry Pi

    I’ll be walking you step by step on how I built a bare-metal, 3-node Kubernetes cluster running on Raspberry Pi. I'll also share some tips and tricks I learned along the way.

  • April 7, 2021
    The Architecture Behind A One-Person Tech Startup

    As grandiose as the title of this article might sound, I should clarify we’re talking about a low-stress, one-person company that I run from my flat here in Germany.

  • March 31, 2021
    Why I Run Django on Kubernetes as a One-Man SaaS

    When it comes to choice of tools there’s no holy grail, and there will always be tradeoffs to be made. This helped me recognize that I must decide for myself which pain points I care about, and which ones I’m willing to let go.

  • January 16, 2021
    Why I Didn't Open-Source My Second SaaS

    I learned that nothing makes people disappear faster from a GitHub thread than asking them if they want to contribute the code changes themselves.

  • November 22, 2020
    The Tech Stack of a One-Man SaaS

    In this post I'll describe the tools and services I use to run my SaaS business. From programming languages to open source libraries to Kubernetes tools for easy deployments.

  • November 10, 2020
    On Choosing Boring Technology

    Why Panelbear started as an embarrassingly simple Django app and all data was stored on a SQLite database.